A question from a prospective cardiac surgery patient is, “My pet has complications from kidney failure, can you operate on him?” You will be asked.
- In case of temporary worsening of values due to diuretics: Since diuretics are often no longer taken after cardiac surgery, the values will improve. However, they may remain somewhat elevated.
- In the case of chronic renal failure: There is a greater chance of worsening renal failure after surgery than in case 1. We will ask you whether you have renal failure symptoms and the progress of your numbers before surgery.
In both cases 1 and 2, our facility offers intraoperative hemodialysis, which allows us to proceed with the surgery and finish it safely in many cases. We will first do a thorough preoperative examination and discuss the decision with you.